Saturday, February 5th, 2022
1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Organic Sketching (OS) is a relaxing, natural, and pleasing way to express our concepts, ideas, and dreams into their first visual stages. It’s a combination of learned skills, observations, employing creative techniques, and endless practice. Sketching is typically the very first step in almost every genre of art, be it drawing, painting, sculpting, architecture, or design. Unreliable skills make starting a sketch frustrating for some people, and can even make the experience of sketching a fearful hurdle! We are here to help make first sketches exciting, more accurate, and something to look forward to!
OS builds eye-brain-hand connections, instills confidence, and allows our visions to comfortably and smoothly come to life by returning to very basic sketching skills. OS is a non-mechanical freeform way to think your ideas through as you lay them out. Pencil-control and finesse become second nature over time, the act of sketching becomes liberating and sensual.
OS is designed around finding mass and volume, making decision lines, commitment lines, examining light, depth, and understanding effective line-crafting. Tool-familiarity is emphasized, as it’s an easily correctable issue some people don’t even realize they have! We will learn to “see” an object as opposed to just looking at it, developing natural pathways from our brain to our hand. In the end we find life in our sketches!
OS teaches self-correcting critiquing. You’ll find “freedom from resistance” allows you to become emotional about your images as they develop. Sketching, more often than not, is the end-point of most concepts… they’re worked and reworked, exploring variation after variation, never culminating in a “finished” piece. And that’s great. Because Sketches are sometimes the goal, not the means to a goal. (Have you ever seen a sketch that took your breath away, or told the whole story in a tangle of lines and gestures?) The secret to capturing your ideas is the life in their lines, the motion in their figures, the belief you have in its tangibility! That, my friends, is Organic Sketching!
This Workshop is very unique and vibrant, unusually interactive, and not like any class or workshop you have ever explored! From beginner to advanced, you will leave with new skills and techniques, new desires to create, and a higher confidence level than when you first sat down. So join us for this amazingly creative 2 hours that will last a lifetime.
Don’t bother bringing an eraser, we won’t be using one!